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Welcome to NICA!

The National Independent Concessionaires Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.

Our growing membership includes over 1000 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in the Industry-related companies in the United States and Canada. NICA's large number of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season. 

NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, Florida Federation of Fairs Convention and Trade Show in May, IFEA Convention and Expo in September, and IAFE Convention and Trade Show in November.

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Movin' Forward Together

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has thrust our lives into unknown territory. We recognize this is a frightening time and that many in our Industry have faced both health and economic impacts. We are here to help. The NICA Office is now located in a state mandated for “stay-at-home,” but the NICA Staff is fully operational as a telecommuting workforce and we are ready to assist you.

Our NICA Board of Directors understands that during this time of COVID-19, tight money and uncertainty is having an impact on many of our members’ businesses. Therefore, if you are a member in good standing experiencing a hardship paying your NICA membership dues please contact us today and we will provide a six month grace period.


June 1, 2021: Last Day to Apply for a NICA Foundation Scholarship

May 28, 2021: The NICA Office is Closed for Memorial Day

May 25, 2021: Last Chance to Submit Director Nominations!

May 24, 2021: Add Your Name: Support More RRF Funding

May 21, 2021: Thank You for Your Support in South Florida

May 14, 2021: Apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

May 10, 2021: Support the Ag Fairs Rescue & “SAVE” Acts Today

May 7, 2021: Greetings from the Board's Spring Workshop

April 30, 2021: Thank You for Attending Our Member Social at Florida State Fair!

April 23, 2021: Join us for a NICA Sysco Marketplace Webinar

April 14, 2021: NICA Together Will Move to 2022

April 6, 2021: 2021 NICA Board Nomination Forms Available

March 24, 2021: NICA Together: A Marketplace of Ideas, Networking, Products & Services
Pre-Register & Book Your Room Today!

March 12, 2021: Thank You for Attending Our Member Social at the Strawberry Festival!

March 1, 2021: Call to Action From Industry Partners: COVID-19 Relief Legislation

February 17, 2021: Congratulations to Greg Miller, CCE, Hall of Fame Recipient

February 1, 2021: 2021 NICA Foundation Scholarship Applications are Now Available!

January 22, 2021: View the 2021 NICA Business Expo & Fare Foods Food Show Schedule, Book Your Hotel, Pre-Register & Download the Event App

December 23, 2020: The NICA Office is Closed for the Holidays

December 18, 2020: WFA 2021 Virtual Convention & Trade Show: Coming to a Screen Near You

December 4, 2020: Thank You for Attending Our Workshops & Visiting Our Booth at IAFE's Virtual Vision Event

December 1, 2020: NICA Foundation: Fostering Leadership One Student at a Time


The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the latest Benefit Booklet for more details.

Member Directory

As a NICA Member, you have 24/7 access to your online Membership Directory.

Member Benefits

View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.

Industry Associations

Our sister organizations include IAFE, WFA, IAAPA, IISA, OABA, and CAFE.

Event Calendar

View our event calendar to see upcoming deadlines, events, and shows for NICA.

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